What Books Would You Suggest?

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    What Books Would You Suggest?

    I have had my CCW for several months and am looking for recommendations for "BOOKS" to read that deal with:
    (1) How to personally defend yourself, and
    (2) Things to be aware of when carrying a personal firearm and finding yourself in a situation when personal protection needs to be used.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

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    The Concealed Handgun Manual by Chris Bird
    Anything by Massad Ayoob, especially In The Gravest Extreme.

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    Principles of Personal Defense, by the late Colonel Jeff Cooper.

    No library is complete without this book.

    http://www.jeffcooperbooks.com/main.htm


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    'In the gravest extreme', by Massad Ayoob. An oldie but a goody. This man is still alive, and one can access some of his articles online.
    http://www.backwoodshome.com/ayoob_index.html

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    Ram Rod...Thanks for that link to the Massad Ayoob articles. I love reading his material.
    Allen

    -"I may get killed with my own gun, but he's gonna have to beat me to death with it, 'cause it's going to be empty." -Clint Smith

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    No problem. Me too.

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    Without drifting too far OT - does anyone know where there is a compendium (on line or otherwise) of all of Ayoob's "post shooting breakdowns," where he goes through every detail of the shooting? These were always very entertaining - I recall one where he did the shoot-out at the OK Corral, but described it in modern terms ("vehicle" instead of "horse") until the very end...It was a great read...
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    Handgun Combatives by Dave Spaulding

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    In the Gravest Extreme, FTW.
    "Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Without drifting too far OT - does anyone know where there is a compendium (on line or otherwise) of all of Ayoob's "post shooting breakdowns," where he goes through every detail of the shooting? These were always very entertaining - I recall one where he did the shoot-out at the OK Corral, but described it in modern terms ("vehicle" instead of "horse") until the very end...It was a great read...
    Do you refer to the Ayoob Files? If so they are compiled in a book available at Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Principles of Personal Defense, by the late Colonel Jeff Cooper.

    No library is complete without this book.

    http://www.jeffcooperbooks.com/main.htm
    Agreed...this one is a must read.
    "Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina

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    Effective Handgun Defense by Frank W. James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    Effective Handgun Defense by Frank W. James.
    Reviewed here:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...andgun+Defense


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    Tom Givens book Fighting Smarter. www.rangemaster.com

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    I'd start with the on line books in my signature.

    Shooting to Live 1942
    Except for improvements made in the weapon position in half hip, gets the body-mind going in the right direction.... these guys were masters of the real thing and fine teachers and innovators. Far ahead of their time.

    Kill or Get Killed 1976-1984
    More opague but good stuff in the handgun section.

    Puttin stuff in the brain ain't good enough ... your body's got to know it too.
    Old testament....Shooting to Live 1942
    http://www.gutterfighting.org/files/...ng_to_live.pdf
    Newer testament... Kill or Get Killed 1976/1987
    http://www.gutterfighting.org/files/...Get_Killed.pdf

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